I have noticed that the fire truck can change the traffic light to green, how does that work?
The system is called Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption. A white strobe light on each fire department emergency vehicle emits a signal to a receiver on the traffic light when the fire department vehicle approaches. The traffic light will change to green in the direction the fire department vehicle is traveling and turn from green to yellow to red in the opposite direction. A white confirmation light appears above the traffic signal when the system is activated to acknowledge the signal will be changing. This also means that an emergency vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction. If you see emergency lights or hear emergency sirens, slow down and pull to the right to allow the emergency vehicle to pass in either direction. Once the vehicle has passed carefully resume your normal speed and obey the traffic devices. Remember "Pull Right For Sirens and Lights."

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1. How can I relay a compliment concerning fire department service?
2. How do I request a tour of the fire station?
3. Why is a fire engine or other fire vehicles sent when I called for an ambulance?
4. I have noticed that the fire truck can change the traffic light to green, how does that work?
5. How do I obtain a copy of a fire or non-fire reports?
6. How do I obtain a copy of an ambulance reports?
7. How can I file a concern regarding fire department service?
8. Is there a charge for a false fire alarm?
9. If someone spills hazardous substances who is responsible to clean up the spill?